He may have left us in Sunday nights thrilling episode of GoT, but the spirit of Hold the Doorrather, Hodorwill continue to fill nightclubs across the world. “>
This week, theGame of Thronesfaithful are rightfully crying Hold the door! up and down the Internet in honor of House Stark hero Hodor, whose tragically noble destiny was revealed in Sundays stunner The Door.
Fans new to the cult of Irish actor Kristian Nairn have another phrase to learn: Aranat oqothe ancient Dothraki term for drop the beat.
After five-plus seasons of delivering the same one-word line a myriad of different ways onGame of Throneshe truly is their GrootNairn uttered Hodor one final time in Episode 5s surprising farewell to the gentle giant. Bran Starks loyal manservant gave his life to protect his young master in a brilliant stroke of long-game storytelling scripted by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss that finally answered the question: Where did Hodor get his name, and why is it the only word he can manage to say?
It was a cannily hidden twist that finally gave fans an answer, and one that also defied the known laws of space and time and opened up a world of metaphysical rule-bending to boot. At the end of the episode, his younger mind warged by a time-traveling Bran, HodornWylis, a once-sharp and articulate stable boyinadvertently endured his own brutal future-death at the hands of wights. Meeras Hold the door! became Hodor, the only phrase hed be able to say for the rest of his fated life.
Fans got misty. They flooded the interwebs with memes devoted to the noble Hodor. Critics lavished praise on the GoT fan favorite and overnight martyr, commending the show for delivering a unicorn of a television twist in our oversaturated age of spoilers: An actual surprise. Slate published an article written entirely in Hodorspeak that managed to be simultaneously poignant and borderline insufferable, depending on your level ofGoTinvestment.
Read more: <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/23/dj-hodor-lives-on-the-secret-musical-life-of-game-of-thrones-star-kristian-nairn.html">http://www.thedailybeast.com</a>